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  1. Hello Everybody, We are now ready with the release of our newest version. For this release we have decided to move from 0.8.x to 0.9.x since we think we have made a lot of progress. We have added pref... View the full article
  2. Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball 2022 is the next version of the basketball franchise that keeps growing and growing every season. Wolverine Studios listened to their community and heard the ask of making parts of the good more immersive. The free agency process and the players in the game seemed to be missing a little something. So Wolverine Studios stepped up to deliver new features and besides some really great new cosmetic changes. NOTE: The game is not licensed by the NBA or the NBA players union! Community members have put together the graphics. See below. With the additions of the “Slybelle Real World Mod (Team Logos, Names)” and the “GM Games – Pro Photo Pack (Player, Draft, Coach, Court Photos)” you’ll be playing a franchise mode full of graphics, realism and life. Mods are here: https://www.draftdaysports.com/board/viewforum.php?f=342&sid=79f27f30b9b2a85969d0d3b268df817d New Features Wording is courtesy of Wolverine Studios – All new personality types allow each player, coach and general manager to have unique characteristics for you to manage and for them to interact with each other in the game. Each particular personality type has its own tendencies towards the game’s ratings in loyalty, motivation, consistency, greed, winning, work ethic and demands for playing time for each player to shape players in a certain relatable fashion. USING A MOD FROM GM GAMES. Check out Alex Caruso the ‘Artist’ — Even a transparent art canvas in the background Free agency has been totally revamped with the addition of a player meeting system. Have in game meetings with free agents you are courting, get feedback from them on what they are looking for in a new team and explore the new promise system which allows you to entice free agents by making them certain guarantees about your team. Fail to live up to them though and end up with unhappy players demanding trades. A new option allows you to shop a player to the entire league and get an immediate list of teams who have interest in the player as well as other recent new features like learning about what type of build your trading partners are doing, see what their needs are, get offers on demand, and a sign and trade option to get something before your star player leaves town. Rookie scouting has been completely overhauled to give you a much more clear and useful system to scout your future stars. Assign your scouting points to specific tasks that will benefit you most in your decision making so that when draft time comes around you are armed with the details you want whether it is basic overall ratings for each player or a time consuming deep dive scouting report looking for diamonds in the rough. Grab a copy of DDSPB22 with -10% First Access code PB22FIRST right here https://gmgames.org/draft-day-sports-pro-basketball-2022/download/ Discuss this story with the GM Games community… The post ‘Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 2022’ dishes out First Access! appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  3. Global Board Content Board content is the most visible and controversial. A few things to note: I am not always able to remove content immediately. Please message me if you see something that needs to be removed. Hate speech, bullying or bigotry is not allowed. This is a private website, so free speech does not apply here. I am the only one who has the freedom to allow what I want. Nobody cares if you disagree with that, so respectfully, accept it or find a new site. I try to keep politics off as best I can. I do not discriminate based on ideology. If you perceive a bias, I am sorry about that, but again, nobody cares. This is a free site that I offer so people can have fun and talk sports, not politics. Some areas are gray. If a topic crosses sports and politics and remains civil, I usually let it go. But certain responses might get deleted if they veer into political or opinionated pieces. Please note, discussions about competing websites or products is also not allowed. Private Message & Chat Content I don't regularly monitor private messages. If someone is bothering you, please inform me. You can also block users. Anyone who bullies or harasses another user is subject to removal. Team Content It's hard to police team names and logos. I do my best to remove offensive team names and logos if people inform me. The system will automatically filter out some offensive terms. Thanks for helping keep Pennant Chase a place we can have fun and escape reality for a few hours each day!]]View the full article
  4. The Franchise Hockey Manager series returns for the 2021-22 season with plenty of new additions. OOTP Developments and Com2uS has packed many new features and improvements into it. Driven by community feedback. FHM 8 is their strongest entry yet in our longstanding NHL®-licensed PC hockey strategy series. [This press release is made courtesy of OOTP Developments] Choose one of dozens of leagues around the world and select a team to guide to glory, including a chance at the ultimate prize: FHM 8 is licensed by the NHL®, allowing you to take the reins of your favorite franchise to capture the Stanley Cup®. Take control of a national team and try for international supremacy. Choose a historical game, where you can begin in any year in NHL® history right back to the beginning in 1917. Or if you’d like to create your own customized league, you can do that as well! . Release the Kraken! Draft your own version of the expansion Seattle Kraken or enter the league with their real lineup. Take control based on in-game events Alter players’ styles and tactics in response to game events. All new for Franchise Hockey Manager 8: NEW FINANCIAL SYSTEM!: Build your Legacy with the new financial system, allowing you much more control over your budget and operations. NEW ON-ICE DECISIONS!: You directly influence your players’ choices on the ice! UP-TO-DATE 2021-2022 NHL® ROSTERS: The fans are back in the stands, and we have fully-updated rosters, teams, leagues, and stats for the 2021-2022 NHL® season! A LIVING, BREATHING HOCKEY WORLD!: New rumours, news stories, and new stats reveal your hockey world. IMPROVED 2D GAME MODE!: The 2D game system has undergone many changes to improve player behaviour, animation, and statistical output, and received some new graphics and aminations too! REALISTIC HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: Junior, College, and European leagues in historical games have been significantly fleshed out, so young players will no longer just be free agents before they’re signed or drafted, and the Sponsorship/Affiliate system that was used by the NHL up until the 1960’s is now simulated as well. BUILD YOUTH SYSTEMS: European teams will now be able to take steps to improve the quality of the young players entering their youth systems. ADJUSTABLE TRADE DIFFICULTY: Trading difficulty can now be adjusted, allowing for easier or more difficult trade negotiations – or nearly impossible ones! MORE POSTGAME FEEDBACK! A new postgame analysis screen points out the good, the bad, and the ugly of both teams’ performances. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: 2D Mode now has a “highlights” option that’ll allow you to view only the game’s key moments, or just the goals. NEW CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS: Custom games can now add tournaments that allow the participation of teams from multiple leagues, and can add new leagues after the game has started. YOUR OWN NOTEPAD: Players now have a user-editable “Notes” view that can be used to record your own notes, reminders, etc. regarding them. HOCKEY CARDS! We’ve added a new “hockey card” style for displaying player portraits on some screens. FHM 8 is big, bold, and packed with improvements – continuing to build on the foundation of our long-running hockey strategy series. Join in the conversation about FHM 8 on discord or below on Reddit.. The post The Puck Drops on Franchise Hockey Manager 8 appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  5. Hello Everybody, We are now ready with the release of version 0.8.15. For this release we have focused on fixing a number of bugs and implementing some user requests. New Features We have added the po... View the full article
  6. Hello Everybody, We are now ready with the release of version 0.8.14. The main focus for this release has been on some ingame help and of implementing an editor for teams and players. Editor We have i... View the full article
  7. It was brought to our attention that a long standing baseball manager game, Computer Simulated Fantasy Baseball League (playable online) has an exciting new roadmap. The investment announcement can be found here: This has been made possible by a community member with a passion for the project (Jason Havey). His injection of capital will allow lead developer Brian DeMarzo to carve out more time towards maturing the baseball simulation product. You will find their conversation here: The sim community will be excited to hear about what news and features the duo will deliver. Interest in sports management gaming is great for the entire genre. You may discuss this story on our reddit… The post An injection of cash and new enthusiasm for CSFBL appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  8. A new season of NFL football is upon us and with that comes the FirstAccess of Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2022 (DDSPF22). Let’s share with you some of the core elements of the game and what’s new in this years experience? New Dark User Interface DDS:PF22 brings a brand new look giving the user an incredibly beautiful and easy-to-navigate football sim interface while being designed for long play sessions. Player Detail Social types, multiple player traits, player mentoring options and player storylines give players a true life quality. You’ll feel like you’re managing real athletes – not just looking at numbers on a screen! Personality Traits Financial System New improvements to the financial system lets you tailor contract values to positions for an even more realistic financial game world. What’s New in DDSPF22 ? Customization options have improved even more! Edit more details on coaches, hall of fame configuration options, overall rating options, multiple playoff options, a new 17 game schedule and new data export capabilities for you to analyze data your own way. The game engine has received multiple improvements as well. New play design options allow for motion and play action plays; revamped depth options allow for designation of third down backs; a total revamp of the penalty system allows you to take control over accepting penalties in 2D play, as well as AI improvements for penalties and 4th down logic. Link your league with Draft Day Sports: College Football for a totally immersive game universe. Bring rookies in from DDS:CF and track your college universe without ever having to leave DDS:PF. Use coupon code PF22FIRST at checkout and you will save 10% when you pre-order. This offer is only good during the pre-order stage so get your copy today! Leave a comment about DDSPF22 on our sub-reddit.. The post It’s here! FirstAccess for DDS: Pro Football 2022 launches September 10th appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  9. Hello Everybody, After a great summer and with the college football season started we are now ready with the release of 0.8.13. The main focus for this release has been on a number of bug fixes. New F... View the full article
  10. Hello Everybody, After a great vacation in Italy we are now ready with the release of version 0.8.12. The main focus for this release has been on improvements and bug fixes as well as a few minor new... View the full article
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  12. sim basketball leagues, everyone gets 5 more free leagues and donors get 10 more! The first trial Basketball Auto Leagues are now open. Anyone interested in a custom basketball league can donate per usual, or reach out to me if you’re interested in running a league but don’t have the funds. Okay now to some interesting survey results. Here are the snippets: I had no freakin’ idea so many people were enthusiastic about a football version of PC. I was also surprised so few people were interested in basketball. There was a fair amount of enthusiasm for an RPG-type game, with more people wanting to be a GM (75%) than an on-field player (50%). It was fairly split between people wanting an RPG to be a single-player or multi-player experience. While there were a few disgruntled people (as to be expected), I would say over 95% of responses were incredibly positive, and many of you said a lot of really nice things, so thank you! While there were some common themes in the wish-list section, and even some popular wishes I had not heard before (like the desire for a Hall of Fame for Custom Leagues), overall, almost everyone had a different “wish” - which goes to show, there’s a lot that could be added, but there are no silver-bullet enhancements that will satisfy a large number of people at once Alright, so what does all this feedback mean?? There may simply not be a big audience for sim basketball. Or, those people are out there but I just have to find them and market to them. Those of you who didn't love Hoops Playground might want to give the real game a try since it's quite different. I personally have been surprised how much I’ve enjoyed the basketball sim myself. I always used to think “baseball is the only game that can sim based off stats” but I think basketball works surprisingly well. You definitely need to draft more of a TEAM and not just star players, because you need players who excel on the boards and on defense as much as you need scorers, but that feels true to life. The overwhelming interest in football definitely surprised me a bit. I have to seriously consider a roadmap to launch it. The response to RPG ideas was a little more positive than I was expecting, so that was interesting. It makes sense people liked the GM idea more than the on-field player idea since PC is really all about owning/managing a team. Thanks to so many of you for your feedback, this was by far the most active survey I’ve seen. I look forward to the continued improvement of the PC experience! ]]View the full article
  13. Hello Everybody, We are now ready with the release of version 0.8.11. We haven't been able to use much time for development in the past month, but we have still been able to do an implementation of mi... View the full article
  14. Hello Everybody, We are finally ready with the release of version 0.8.10. The main changes for this version are optimizing of ranking system, bug fixes and some GUI optimizations Ranking System We hav... View the full article
  15. Out of the Park Baseball 22 is here! Franchise mode is transformed with incredible new 3D MLB ballparks, a brand new KBO license, a huge upgrade to the coaching system, loads of new player and team strategies, all new 2021 Opening Day rosters and rules, and more! Plus! The brand new Perfect Draft! GM Games will be putting out a full review from our own Nick Tylwalk. Resident expert on OOTP and he’ll dive into the details for you. [This press release is made courtesy of Out of the Park Developments] Out of the Park Baseball 22 – the 22nd version of the award-winning sports strategy franchise – delivers an incredible experience that new and returning fans alike will love! With complete authenticity licensed by MLB and the MLBPA and a bounty of offline and online experiences found nowhere else, it is truly the Infinite Baseball Sandbox. Here is some of what you get in OOTP 22: Stunning new 3D ballparks for every MLB club transform Franchise mode! You won’t believe your eyes! We have added incredible new 3D versions of every MLB ballpark – implemented from the ground up in the largest development project OOTP Baseball has ever undergone. Franchise mode is simply transformed! Everything is new in every MLB stadium in glorious detail. Combined with major updates to ballplayer 3D animations, the leap forward in the in-game experience is simply astounding – and is like nothing you’ve ever seen before in our 22-year history. We have put the finishing touches on all the stadiums and they are ready for launch! New Coaching system upgrades have a huge impact on Franchise mode! We have dramatically upgraded the coaching systems! For the first time ever, employ a first base and third base coach, have specialists teach players and prospects specific skills, hire coaches away from other teams, align your coaching staff to maximize their talents to apply to your players, and more. It’s a fantastic new addition to running a team that you’ll love – and wonder how you lived without! All new team and player strategies, trade settings, and new trading AI! Our community is always asking for more control of their teams and experiences – and we have delivered! Impressive new player and team strategy options are added, along with more choice in league trading settings and improved AI trading that leads to more realistic offers than ever. You have more control at your fingertips than you thought was ever possible! 3D Ballpark Construction Kit 2.0 By popular demand, we have added dozens of new items and features to the beloved 3D Ballpark Construction Kit in version 2.0! Hundreds of thousands of stadiums were created by players around the world, and we’ve taken tons of that feedback and added it. New items, attributes, and features to the ballpark will keep you delighted for hours as you create your own perfected version of baseball heaven! New 2021 rosters, rules, and events! Accurate 2021 MLB and MiLB rosters, rules, and schedules. Baseball is changing more than ever, and OOTP 22 has everything covered – including the dramatic changes to the minor leagues. It’s an entirely new minor league structure in 2021 with new team affiliations, leagues, and rules – and OOTP 22 has it all! Dozens of international pro and independent baseball leagues around the globe are also included, with up-to-the-minute accuracy for teams, rosters player stats, and ratings. Plus… For the first time ever – the KBO license AND more awesome new 3D KBO ballparks! OOTP 22 features a brand new Korean Baseball Organization license! The KBO has become incredibly popular around the world, and OOTP 22 has all of the teams and players from around the league. Plus! KBO-specific rules, including Regional Draft Rounds, foreigner signing limits, and more. And! BREAKING NEWS – we have just added 10 brand new 3D KBO ballparks in for launch! This the most authentic KBO experience on the planet. Perfect Team 22! Perfect Team roars back this season with a raft of new features, options, and modes – including the all new Perfect Draft mode. Experience Perfect Team in an all new way, exploring the rich collection of incredible players and history that make Perfect Team mode the unique phenomenon it is. Much More Out of the Park Baseball 22 is the result of 22 years of making the best baseball strategy game possible! Every day each week we produce dozens of videos and podcasts, including the popular weekly show This Week In Perfect Team. With more than 10 live shows each week – all featuring Twitch Drops! – no one produces more content and rewards their viewers than OOTP. With multiple Franchise series and our flagship audio podcast OOTP Now, you are hearing from the developers and the community every day. Come join the conversation about the release of OOTP22 Baseball with us on reddit… The post Out of the Park Baseball 22 is here! Available worldwide! appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article